(A handful of days before Tom Petty died on Oct. 2, 2017, the celebrated rock musician invited The Times’ Randy Lewis into his Malibu home for what would become Petty’s last interview. On the one-year anniversary of Petty’s death at age 66, read (and hear) what he told Lewis just after a string of triumphant shows at the Hollywood Bowl with his longtime band, the Heartbreakers.)
This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.
Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age 66.
Taylor Swift is returning to an awards-show stage for the first time in three years: The pop star is set to open the 2018 American Music Awards next week.
The 19-time AMA winner will perform her synth anthem “I Did Something Bad” from her 2017 “Reputation” album, which has earned her four AMA nominations this year, ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday.
Swift is up for awards including artist of the year, tour of the year, female pop/rock artist and pop/rock album.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly once got into a bar fight with a man he thought might be the lead singer of UB40. But what exactly is UB40?
According to news reports Monday, Kavanaugh was questioned by the New Haven, Conn., Police Department in September 1985 for an altercation at a bar where a fellow patron accused him of throwing ice at him. (Kavanaugh was not arrested in the incident.)
A number of Kavanaugh’s former Yale University classmates have spoken up about the judge’s past drinking habits since his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. One of the former classmates, Chad Ludington, recalled a visit to a bar after a UB40 concert.
Hip-hop star Cardi B, who was wanted following a dispute she was involved in at a Queens strip club in August, was arrested and released on Monday after voluntarily turning herself over to New York authorities.
She faces charges that include two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and one count of third-degree assault, according to Sgt. Brendan Ryan, a spokesman for the New York Police Department.
All three charges are considered misdemeanors in New York.
And to think, at one point it seemed the most controversial part of Kanye West’s “Saturday Night Live” performance was going to be him dressed as a Perrier bottle.
As previously reported, West closed the most recent episode of “SNL” with a political rant about Democrats and racism, Trump and the sunken place from “Get Out.” Though the show ended before West finished his speech, comedian Chris Rock happened to be in the audience and captured much of it on an Instagram story that has since expired.
After the show, West took to social media to continue his thoughts, which included abolishing — then amending — the 13th Amendment.